In news that I couldn’t make up if I tried… a teenaged ‘doctor’ was busted in Florida for running a medical practice without a license.
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, had his medical practice raided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which claims that the teen has been posing as a medical doctor and practicing medicine without proper license, among other accusations.
The baby-faced teen who goes by “Dr. Love” — faces seven charges, including grand theft and fraud, for running a West Palm Beach practice and charging patients thousands of dollars despite have no license and no evidence of any substantial medical training.
While that in itself is strange and bizarre, the ‘doctor’ has been making the rounds online in a series of interviews that aren’t necessarily helping his case.
Malachi-Love Robinson lists himself online as the “president, CEO and founder” of New Birth New Life Medical Center & Urgent Care.
He also has a ‘business partner’ who invested at least $10,000 into his operation.
ABC News recently spoke to the doctor in a one on one interview that was even more bizarre than the fact that the young man was parading around as a doctor and actually seeing patients.
The non-doctor eventually got sick of dodging questions — and dodged the interview altogether, taking off his microphone and walking out.
VIDEO: Teen Doctor Speaks to ABC News
During the interview, Love-Robinson refused to admit on air that he’s completely unqualified. He told ABC News he does hold a Ph.D. in…something…but said he doesn’t “feel comfortable” saying what.
“That is not the issue here,” the kid quack said.
“There are many types of degrees out there that hold the title as doctor, whether they are a physicist or an engineer,” he said.
“Just because someone has the title doctor in front of their name does not necessarily imply M.D.”
The ‘doctor’ also did a press conference of his own, where he says he’s ‘saddened’ and ‘disrespected’ by the media coverage and asks for ‘privacy’ during this trying time…
VIDEO: Video: Malachi Love-Robinson, teen “Doctor” holds press conference
The clinic’s website listed two employees besides Love-Robinson, neither of whom could be reached for comment.
The website’s homepage prominently displays a picture of five “doctors,” none of whom are identified or appear to have anything to do with Love-Robinson.
The teen has yet to appear in court. He has denied all accusations of wrongdoing and vowed to open another clinic soon.
What do you think of this bizarre situation??